COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Section: 003 How to Sell a War
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course will look at how U.S. governments have prepared the nation to go to war, with the witting and unwitting assistance of the news media. We will focus on three case studies: the 2003 Iraq war, the escalation in the Vietnam war following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, and the Spanish-American war of 1898. We will look at the manipulation of information to bolster the case for military action and ask whether it is true, as Aeschylus insisted, that "in war, truth is the first casualty?"

COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
13049
Open
2
4Comm St Major
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.002
002 (SEM)
P
27145
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.001
003 (SEM)
P
30483
Open
4
6Comm St Major
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.004
004 (SEM)
P
30485
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.003
005 (SEM)
P
46923
Closed
0
9Comm St Major
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.006
006 (SEM)
P
46924
Open
5
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.005
007 (SEM)
P
46925
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
-
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 439.008
008 (SEM)
P
46926
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 439.007
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for COMM 439 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)